Treatment for Uterine Cancer

  • The treatment for uterine cancer will depend upon various factors such as the woman's overall health, her individual preference and most importantly on the stage of cancer.
  • Typically, surgery to remove the entire uterus is one of the most commonly suggested treatment options for uterine cancer. The procedure for the removal of the uterus may also include the removal of the ovaries and the fallopian tubes.
  • Radiation is another treatment option for uterine cancer wherein powerful energy beams are used to destroy the cancer cells. In some women, radiation therapy is also recommended post surgery so as to ensure that the cancer does not recur.
  • Hormone therapy is another treatment option for uterine cancer which involves consuming medications which affects the levels of the hormones in the body. This treatment option is used if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body beyond the uterus.
  • Chemotherapy is also used as a treatment option for uterine cancer in advanced cases. Chemotherapy drugs may be given in the form of pills or through the veins.

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